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Postby robbiestoupe » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:18 pm

Shameless plug: friend of ours owns Diamondback. Check them out if your looking for a truck cover.

They started the company from a project in college. I don’t even think they finished their degrees, just went straight into business.
I will check them out. Thanks!
OK are they the yeti coolers of tonneau covers? Lol... I feel like I'd need financing for one of them
Honestly don’t know. Have not owned a truck and have no idea how much they should cost.

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Postby AuthorTony » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:44 am

My battery with less than 25K miles in 2 years wouldn't turn over this morning. Guess I haven't been driving enough. I know it started hard Christmas day, but was still shocked. Had to text my neighbor to drive over and jumpstart it. I guess my next purchase is a portable jumper.

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Postby NTP66 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:36 pm

The new electric Mustang looks awful.

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Postby iamjs » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:08 am

The new electric Mustang looks awful.
WTF? That's a Mustang?

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Thing looks like a 2 door Crosstrek.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:20 am

I don't mind the wheels, though:

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But yeah, definitely looks like a Crosstrek now that you mention it.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:32 am

I'm very much enjoying this series. There's at least 10 parts so far:


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Postby mac5155 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:55 am

I bought a 6 gallon compressor and it came with an air hose. The package says it comes with "360 swivel fittings" but it only has threaded ends in the air hose (that do spin 360), not the air chuck/quick connect things.

Do you usually have to buy the ends separately?

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:33 am

I have all Milton fittings, and would highly recommend them.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:10 pm

TYFYS but didn't answer my question :lol:

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:48 pm

...are you sure? Because Milton makes the connections that go into those threads that connect the hose and tools to the compressor. Unless I’m completely misunderstanding your question...

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:01 pm

My question was do the fittings usually not come in the package with a hose?

As in, you always buy the fittings separately.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:02 pm

My question was do the fittings usually not come standard with a hose?

As in, you always buy the fittings separately.
Oh, my bad. I would say that no, they never come with them. And even if they did, I’d be buying Milton fittings to replace them. :)

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:55 pm

My 2 year old battery with less than 25K miles on it is shot. Bought a new one today. $210. Happy birthday to me. ;)

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Postby offsides » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:17 pm

$210 seems a little high, at least to me. What brand is it and what did it go in ?

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:27 pm

I think it was a DieHard Gold. For my Wrangler. I'll get a little back when I return the old battery.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:32 pm

DieHard's are expensive, but I remember them being outstanding back in the day.

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:33 pm

DieHard's are expensive, but I remember them being outstanding back in the day.
It has a 3 year warranty so at least it should last longer than the last battery I bought, or I get a replacement.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:34 pm

DieHard's are expensive, but I remember them being outstanding back in the day.
It has a 3 year warranty so at least it should last longer than the last battery I bought, or I get a replacement.
Is it a full replacement warranty, or pro-rated? AutoZone's warranty is pro-rated, and winds up being close to trash. I'd pay $210 if it was a full replacement warranty for that term.

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:36 pm



Is it a full replacement warranty, or pro-rated? AutoZone's warranty is pro-rated, and winds up being close to trash. I'd pay $210 if it was a full replacement warranty for that term.
It says "3 year free replacement" but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some fine print.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:41 pm

My recent batteries have all lasted much longer than that. Query to those who have had batteries die quickly: Do you park outside? I'm thinking the reason my batteries last longer is that I park indoors both at home and at work, and consequently my car is rarely exposed to truly extreme temperatures either way.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:43 pm

My recent batteries have all lasted much longer than that. Query to those who have had batteries die quickly: Do you park outside? I'm thinking the reason my batteries last longer is that I park indoors both at home and at work, and consequently my car is rarely exposed to truly extreme temperatures either way.
My car is garage kept, and I've been working from home at least twice a week for years. I also put under 5k miles per year. I think AutoZone's batteries are just **** now, because I have replaced multiple batteries from them between two cars over the last 4 years. Previously, mine would last 6+ years.

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:44 pm

I do park outside. That said, the factory battery that came with my Wrangler lasted 5 years and 90K miles.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:45 pm

Thanks. For my old Hyundai, I went through two batteries in 13 years, both OEM Hyundai batteries. My current Kia battery is at five years and still going. I'm thinking what when I replace it, I'm going to a dealer to get another OEM battery.

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Postby offsides » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:49 pm

I just replaced the 7 year old battery in my 61 Vette. It was still OK but I didn't want to get stuck somewhere this summer. I read some good things about them and decided to try a (group 35) Duracell Ultra Gold from Batteries Plus. It did come with a full 36 month free replacement. Cost was $116 and they would have installed it for free. Guess time will tell if it was an OK decision.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:19 pm

I think it was a DieHard Gold. For my Wrangler. I'll get a little back when I return the old battery.
Where do you buy DieHard's now that Sears closed all their auto centers?



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